McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets made with Anti-foaming silicone agent found in Plastic

This Blog discusses a food additive polydimethylsiloxane also known as Dimethylpolysiloxane.   All I can say is when I try to tell people about McDonalds Chicken McNuggets being made with Plastic they look at me like I have three heads and I face all sorts of attacks and condemnations.   I always like to say that “Condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance.” – Albert Einstein.

Its a fact that McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets contain 

Dimethylpolysiloxane  as an antifoaming agent and the chemical is a form of silicone also used in cosmetics, breast implants, space shuttle re entry tiles and Silly Putty

“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” ― Søren Kierkegaard

I’ve tried to tell my family as well as my childs mother that Id do not want our daughter eating this crap but like most American Zombies they will fight to protect that which they shouldn’t, they try to  protect the things that which they don’t want understand out of willful ignorance.    “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”  I hope that at least one of them takes the blinders off and see the damage they are doing to my child every time they are willfully ignorant and allow my child to eat this garbage.  We also know that it so thoroughly destroys the kidneys of laboratory animals that they become prone to having heart attacks.   The only known biological use for silica is as a filtration agent. In fact, it is used to filter food and aid digestion in birds for that reason. You can even make your beer more pure with it!

“Studies in mice suggest that horsetail

may change the activity of the kidneys, causing abnormal control of the amount of water and potassium release. Low potassium, which in theory may occur with horsetail, can have negative effects on the heart.”

— National Institutes of Health

“But you can’t make people listen. They have to come round in their own time, wondering what happened and why the world blew up around them. It can’t last.”― Ray BradburyFahrenheit 451   I just hope that its not to late and my child Ella listens to me when she is of age to understand and in time stops eating this  “McFrankenstein” creation.[7]  poison. ― Plato “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.” ― Benjamin Franklin  

 Also  never mind just the fast food places.  Like McDonalds is using Dimethylpolysiloxane as an added as an antifoaming agent.[4]  this in their processed food all processed foods contain this kinda Chemical poison but don’t worry the world health organization is on it and says this chemikill poses no adverse health effects.

Silica is a compound that is found in soils, like minerals. There are people who have made the asinine assumption that it must be beneficial to health based on this. Another basis for the assumption about silica’s benefits is the fact that trace amounts of it are found inside fruits and vegetables, which could produce some minor contributions to good health, but mostly to the health of those fruits and vegetables. Supplementing with silica has not been shown to provide any health benefits to humans, and all silica supplements contain far more silica than anyone could consume naturally through a healthy diet.

Silica dust is a known carcinogen, lung irritant, and a central nervous system toxin. Although, it has been shown to be relatively neutralized when filtered through the human digestive system. This somewhat makes the point about how stupid silica supplementation really is. Since it is destroyed by the human digestive system, injections would be the only way to actually supplement with it.http://healthwyze.org/index.php/component/content/article/231-silica-supplements-just-another-fraud.html

Food sources
Dietary sources of bioavailable silicon include whole grains, cereals, beer, and some vegetables such as green beans. Silicon in the form of silica, or silicon dioxide (SiO2), is a common food additive but has limited intestinal absorption.

Absorption from food and supplements
The comparative absorption of silicon from different foods and food supplements.
Br J Nutr. 2009. Gastrointestinal Laboratory, The Rayne Institute (King’s College London), St Thomas’ Hospital, London SE1 7EH, UK.
Dietary Silicon (orthosilicic acid) appears important in connective tissue health, and although the sources and intakes of Si are well established, its absorption is not. Silicon absorption was measured from eight high-Si-containing sources: alcohol-free beer; OSA solution (positive control); bananas; green beans; supplemental choline-stabilised OSA (ChOSA); supplemental colloidal silica (CS); magnesium trisilicate British Pharmacopoeia antacid (MTBP). Absorption, based on urinary Silicon excretion, was highest for MMST (the first French patent for the use of organic silicon) and alcohol-free beer (64% of dose), followed by green beans (44%), OSA (43%), ChOSA (17%), bananas and CS (1%). Peak serum concentrations occurred by 0.5 h for MMST and green beans, 1.5 h for OSA and alcohol-free beer, 2 h for ChOSA and CS. Absorption of Si from supplements and antacids was consistent with their known chemical speciation and kinetics of dissolution under simulated gastrointestinal conditions. Monomeric silicates were readily absorbed, while particulate silicates were decreasingly well absorbed with increasing polymerisation. The present results highlight the need to allow for relative absorption of Si from different foods or supplements in subsequent epidemiological and intervention studies. http://www.raysahelian.com/silicon.html

In a 2002 lawsuit against McDonald’s, Judge Robert Sweet commented that Chicken McNuggets are a “McFrankenstein” creation.[7]The judge identified that rather than being merely chicken fried in a pan, McNuggets included elements not utilized by the home cook, including the unusual sounding ingredients like: extracts of rosemary, vitamins (niacin, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), leavening (baking soda, calcium lactate, etc.).[8]

The 2004 documentary Super Size Me states that “[o]riginally created from old chickens that can no longer lay eggs, McNuggets are now made from chickens with unusually large breasts. They’re stripped from the bone, and ground-up into a sort of ‘chicken mash’, which is then combined with all sorts of stabilizers and preservatives, pressed into familiar shapes, breaded, deep-fried, freeze-dried, and then shipped to a McDonald’s near you”. Super Size Me also alleged inclusion of chemicals such as tertiary butylhydroquinone (a phenolic antioxidant used as a chemical preservative),polydimethylsiloxane (an anti-foaming agent), and other ingredients not used by a typical home cook.[9] This was recently restated by CNN.[10] Marion Nestle, a New York University professor and author of What to Eat, says the tertiary butylhydroquinone and dimethylpolysiloxane in McNuggets probably pose no health risks. As a general rule, though, she advocates not eating any food with an ingredient you can’t pronounce.[10]

As of October 9, 2010, dimethylpolysiloxane and Tert-Butylhydroquinone (TBHQ) are listed as ingredients in the McNuggets cooking process.[4] According to Lisa McComb, a media relations representative for McDonald’s, dimethylpolysiloxane is used as a matter of safety to keep the frying oil from foaming. The chemical is a form of silicone also used in cosmetics and Silly Putty. A review of animal studies by the World Health Organization found no adverse health effects associated with dimethylpolysiloxane. TBHQ is a common preservative for vegetable oils, cereals, nuts, cookies, chips, and animal fats,[11] found in other foods like Girl Scout Cookies[12] and Quaker Chewy Granola Bars.[13] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration sets an upper limit of 0.02% (0.0002) of the oil or fat content in foods,[14] which like other foods, applies to the oil used in McNuggets. Effective use of TBHQ is 1 gram per 5000 grams of cooking oil (1 gram per 11 pounds of cooking oil).

As of October 9, 2010, the ingredients within the United States are as follows: Chicken,watersaltsodium phosphates. Battered and breaded with bleached wheat flour, water, wheat flour, modified food starch, salt, spiceswheat glutenpaprikadextrose (sugar),yeastgarlic powderrosemarypartially hydrogenated soybean oil and cottonseed oil with mono- and diglyceridesleavening (sodium acid pyrophosphatebaking sodaammonium bicarbonatemonocalcium phosphate), natural flavor (plant source) with extractives of paprika. Fried in vegetable oil (Canola oilcorn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil with TBHQ and citric acid).Dimethylpolysiloxane is added as an antifoaming agent.[4] McDonald’s ingredients can vary outside of the US.

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Chicken McNuggets
Nutritional value per serving
Serving size 10 pieces (162 g) No sauce
Energy 440 kcal (1,800 kJ)
Carbohydrates 30 g (10%)
– Sugars 0 g
– Dietary fiber 2 g
Fat 30 g (44%)
– saturated 5 g (25%)
Protein 22 g
Vitamin A equiv. 0 μg (0%)
Vitamin C 2 mg (2%)
Calcium 20 mg (2%)
Iron 1 mg (8%)
Sodium 900 mg (60%)
Energy from fat 270 kcal (1,100 kJ)
Cholesterol 65 mg (22%)
May vary outside United States.
Percentages are roughly approximated
using US recommendations for adults.
Source: McDonald’s Meal Builder

It is water ‘they’ want

DISMANTLE THE BEAM PROJECT

Oblivion water fusion converters

After contemplating all that is happening,

I feel while all natural resources are being gobbled up, sequestered… just plain stolen, it happens to be fresh water that the earth has that is being earmarked for a mass planetary harvest of a natural resource.

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A Stargate is born

Pat Tillman arc structure 3

Hoover SG1And it is highly prized by alien beings.  It is H20, hydrogen with two oxygen molecules, that they want.  My years of research into the Hoover Dam issue I suspect is a STARGATE was an epic find, but the danger behind it is what I suspected.  Aliens want our water resources.  You see it in the papers or the television news in which national parks are being closed off.

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The truth is, the weather modification program known as Cloverleaf (Chemtrails) is a process by which the atmosphere is being shut down.  It’s called dessication and simply means removing water from the planet. …

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3D Mapping on buildings – The grooming for a faked alien invasion

Project Blue beem the makeing of a fake anlien invasion!

DISMANTLE THE BEAM PROJECT

Within the past couple of years, a technology has emerged in the form of public appeal which is entertaining and awe inspiring.  The truth behind it is a disclosure about how illusive projection to fool people is proposed.  Wernher Von Braun said that the secret society would pull a wild card as the last attempt to pull off the emergence of the New World Order.  He said that there would be an invasion of aliens at war with earth’s people in as an illusion projected in our skies.

A cutting room floor sequence intended for the film “John Carter” describes a blue light that has ultimate power.  That light was said to be the “9th Ray Isolate”.  Is this the essence of Project Bluebeam?

My friend, Carol Rosin, was one person Von Braun confided this information to and one, Serge Monast, was killed for disclosing this information.  What I have…

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Rome’s dense theology: an Orthodox perspective

1. FILIOQUE*. To say that the Holy Spirit (Lord and Giver of Life) proceeds from the Father “and the Son” (in Latin “Filioque”) in place of just the Father, seems to put the Father and Son on equal footing above the Holy Spirit. It has, I’m told, been defended as a safeguard against Arianism, but the Orthodox East never added it, and they’re still, well, orthodox. That’s why Orthodox Christians indeed deem the Filioque clause (and the historical attempts to impose it on the East from whence the [true] Nicaeno-Constantinopolitan Creed came without the “Filioque”) to be at the very least pretentious and at the most heretical. Bad behavior.

2. THE GODHEAD. Orthodoxy neither professes nor confesses a godhead or divinity that is lifeless, impersonal or separate from, much less superior to, God the Father, Son or Holy Spirit. God, godhood and godliness are manifestly inseparable realities. We don’t believe that there is godhood above God, and we don’t believe you can be godly apart from God. We do believe that, with God, you can attain to theosis, which Western mystics term the “Via Unitiva” or “Unitive Way” (not to be confused with the Communist employees’ organization). We do believe that God is, paradoxically, both knowable (in his energies) and unknowable (in his essence). “Godhead” is a crutch, awkward at best and misleading at worst; it has no place in orthodox Christian theology.

3. CARNOCENTRISM. I can’t stress this enough. Easter (really Pascha) is more important than even Christmas, as the deep (or, if I may, biblical) Christian realizes. It is even more important than Good Friday. Christians (read “true Christians”) are an “Easter people,” and every Sunday, which is the Day of the Lord, was so designated because of Easter and is their “little Easter.” Easter is Christianity Day par excellence, full stop. This is because our Faith is about Life, not this earthly life (that would fall under the domain of common sense) but Life that is invincible and interminable. Where Christianity departs from the humanities is that it is geared toward the spirit over the flesh. Without this potent salt, heterodox Christianity is ipso facto Satan’s workshop. All that directs man to worldliness, however elaborate their explanation, is directing man to Satan. The mystery of the Incarnation, miles from its orthodox meaning, has been thus abused in the modern Christian West as an inroad for shadow. It seems the leadership within the Canonical Orthodox and Papist Catholic communions are lately acknowledging the Coptic Alexandrian Papacy’s miaphysitism as not being monophysitism (“one nature”) but indeed perfectly orthodox. This is also indicative of where the churches are finding the true Faith.

CONCLUSION. Positions that are unbiblical cannot be orthodox (nor honestly catholic). Also the Romanist’s assumption that the East is completely Gnostic frankly says far more about them than about the East.
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* The Filioque is considered by some Orthodox as communicating the error of Subordinationism, since it subordinates the Holy Spirit to the other Two. I have never heard anyone assert that it amounts to “the sin against the Holy Spirit” Christ calls eternally unforgivable, but it’s hard to say with any certainty that it isn’t. Perhaps this is why the Vatican (“Rome”) no longer says “Filioque”?

Of languages and religions

Both are outer expressions of something perhaps ineffable. Eden was about how a couple ate from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil but not of Life. Babel was about how a civilization built a tower and were struck mutually unintelligible. More religions and sects arise daily, not to mention new ideologies, subcultures, hobbies, family divisions, professions, genres, jargons, (life)styles, parties, and a million other ways in which man, the perpetual tailor, seems to stitch together new caps and robes as a pretext for carving out some obscure corner of truth in defiance of oneness, apparently preferring ego’s delusions which to the thinker are immediately revealed as petty and doomed, yet also for the untrained mind, very effective distractions. Some would say the shallow “I” is the wellspring of sorcery and all the world’s horrors, that peace’s ground zero is personal transparency. Does our experience not indeed testify that the more we quiet ourselves the more meaningfully we seem drawn together? But on the other hand is there something in us that craves division, or some mightier power that doesn’t want us banding together (as Genesis often suggests)? How then can we read history without blinders such that we can assertively set about activating our ideals and stop killing one another? Linguists posit a single source “Indo-European” root-language. What if there was likewise a Eurasian root-religion? I remember in Phenomenology (?) class we did some lingustics work centering around the apparently very old term “SAC,” from where we get the English “sacred,” “sacrament,” “sacrosanct,” and possibly also “sanctity.” Freemasons sort of take an élitist train of thought (or at any rate rhetoric) on this and would like us to assume that it was Israel’s King Solomon’s temple knights, of which they are allegedly direct heirs, who guarded the magical essence of which today’s conventions are sort of inbred offspring, sort of the way planets are the bastard children of stars (and, in the lore of Gnostics [a term that adjoins “Freemasons” and “Hindus”], Yahweh [blasphemy alert] is the bastard child of Sophia [i.e. Wisdom. Even those who are aware of Satanism seldom understand that misotheism {or hatred of God} also abides within a range of strands including Gnosticism {which itself modernly abides within so-called Thelema}]). But methinks Freemasons have gone a long way in rewriting history to fit their flaming mythology. (#Christopher Columbus exposed.) Moreover, and more to the point, they do not make room for love and common sense (much less do they give them first prize), presuming themselves to be enlightened (or in Latin “illuminati”). They elevate all materialistic theories as gospel (such as Marxism [Communism], Randism [Selfishism], Darwinism [Gradual Macroevolutionism and Brutalism] and Hoylism [BigBangism]) because of course they worship Satan and/or Planet Earth. I do not go quietly into that night; I do not join this race-to-the-bottom. (Even Christians who overemphasize the Incarnation to the detriment of the Resurrection are ceding to this terrapetal death-force. I believe (Orthodox) Christianity offers something more whole, saving and good. I don’t say that it is, much less am I, the last word on the true meaning or practice of the Platonic Transcendentals of Truth, Beauty, Goodness or Oneness. I don’t say that it perfectly glorifies the Biblical Yahweh, i.e. Being. I do think it worth anyone seriously interested in the higher things looking into. We may always have mystery, let us hold fast to Light.

Found Hidden Inside DNA Sequence Message From God

Anti Deep State Party

Message From God Found Hidden Inside DNA Sequence

Feb. 01, 2013

imagesResearchers at Harvard University announced today that they have found what appears to be a message from God written inside the human genome.

In a little-explored section of non-coding DNA, a team of top geneticists discovered a 22-word snippet of ancient Aramaic in which God confirms his existence and his role in creating life on Earth.

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Religion: salvation or repression?

I saw this clever-sounding saying on Facebook that

Philosophy is about questions we may never answer
whereas theology is about answers we may never question.

And in the modern Western world (which happens to not be the whole world, nor even the whole story on Christianity) this can almost seem to be the case. But (and the tenor of the Gospels’ message bears this out) Christianity only grew long arms when it was politically sanctioned, and sociologically its priesthood filled in for Paganism’s magi. It was with Constantine that you began to see a gulf yawn between religion and spirituality or free thought. And the truest example is this: that was when, armed with Plotinus, the Emperor’s men started to really cast aspersions on the “Gnostics” (another group about whose nature the modern West is astonishingly naïve.) And before the Age of Christendom there was most certainly a Pagandom*. What an individual considers oppressive on the one hand or “zen” on the other seems to have more to do with their ethnicity than their ideals. (Many Zionists don’t seem to see any problem with socialism, just with living under Europe’s and Arabia’s “Goyem.”) What we term “philosophy” came about as a higher/finer development of what we now term “Paganism” (pagan literally meaning villager, rustic; civilian, non-combatant) to the point of being not polytheistic, as we easily conceptualize Pagan mythology and cult, but strongly monotheistic, and it seems largely in the sense we modernly would term “deistic” or “unitarian.” Moreover, it might surprise some to learn that neither Paganism nor Christianity exist apart from magic. In fact no human (or divine?) pursuit of note seems to exist apart from the inspiration of magic, that is, of

  • unseen connections in the world (such as what science is now calling wormholes),
  • telekinesis (such as what science is now calling the observer effect) and
  • uncanny sympathies between like forms (in pop culture, the law of attraction).

But Christian religion as it was initially preached is far more liberating than I think most of my fellow modern Western folks can really imagine. But we would have to have some regard for historical context to begin to understand. We have unlearned a lot of the lessons our ancient forebearers sought to stop relearning the hard way. Parents hope their children will not have to make the same mistakes they did, but they do. Seeing how bloated and slow we U.S. Americans are, it appears we have done a perhaps unprecedented amount of deevolving from our society’s authorship (1776 et al.). We generally lack in intellect and character, hence the number and kinds of rules we regard as oppressive as opposed to savvy. It is said that To fully understand Plato one would have to be wiser than Plato. To the fool everything sounds banal, but perhaps especially behavioral normatives. There is no society without rules, but there will always be some segment thereof who wants to have their cake and eat it too, to harvest that golden goose, because in their world dishonesty has little to no sting to it. In gangland, religion is presumed to be restrictive and superstitious and nothing else. In reality, those who have grappled with history have a tougher time of writing religion off quite so freely. But what our society has lost is lineage, and that is probably as good a stab as any at the question, Why are we becoming slaves? It is our idea of what freedom is that is distancing us more and more irreparably from any and all freedom. Our definition of freedom by now would be better termed entitlement and even parasitism. By the same token, we will not be able to hear the foregoing statement before the eleventh hour, if ever. A spirit has entered the United States of America and the modern West, and its name is Carelessness**. After so many generations of industrial fragmentation, we find we are more at home with things primal, primitive and primary, leaving all sophistication to the élite so they can have their way with us their willing underlings. So long as we don’t have to practice moderation much less continence. We subconsciously realize we are lab rats, but what we lack is the fortitude to decline the coercive invitation to be cogs in a machine, rats in a lab, organs kept alive in a jar. This version of freedom, even supposing it were free, is supremely unsustainable. In our lunge toward newness, we have actually returned to something quite primitive, and we are beings in whom is not “the strength of the hills”***. We show no signs of evolving, unless evolution now must necessarily mean merging with (and presumably being phased out by) our own machinery. Unlike the world Elohim (i.e. Their Majesties) created in Genesis, the world we are creating with our industry is not designed for us to inhabit it, much less subdue it, but as long as we fight for our right to party, well, hakuna matata.

Article: “Judaism’s Sexual Revolution”

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* By the advent of Christendom, Paganism had also largely drifted from Pagan ideals, probably making the excuse that they were outdated and changing conditions, blah, blah, blah, remind you of anybody?
** “Carelessness” as in the Bohemian Grove rituals wherein Club members (many of our top leaders) venerate the Canaanite owl-shaped death deity “Moloch” and cremate the human body called “Dull Care.”
*** C.S. Lewis, author of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, wrote, “[J. R. R.] Tolkien once remarked to me that the feeling about home must have been quite different in the days when a family had fed on the produce of the same few miles of country for six generations, and that perhaps this was why they saw nymphs in the fountains and dryads in the woods – they were not mistaken for there was in a sense a real (not metaphorical) connection between them and the countryside. What had been earth and air and later corn, and later still bread, really was in them.
“We of course who live on a standardised international diet (you may have had Canadian flour, English meat, Scotch oatmeal, African oranges, & Australian wine to day) are really artificial beings and have no connection (save in sentiment) with any place on earth. We are synthetic men, uprooted. The strength of the hills is not ours.”
(The strength of the hills refers to a strategic advantage, referring to ancient war tactics [?], and is apparently a reference to Psalm 95:4 [very common in Orthodox prayer]: “In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also.”)

Some thoughts to break us through

Radicals without power are called “dangerous fanatics”;
radicals with power are called “visionary leaders,”

or as Mignon McLaughlin put it,
“Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers,”

or as Jesus put it, “They [the sanctimonious fakers] have their reward.”

ON AUTHORITY, COMMUNITY AND THEIR REFERENCE TO THE INDIVIDUAL
A good deal of authority seems to derive not from some idea that the élite are specially in touch with the Almighty, but actually from the illusion that they are tuned in enough with common sense* to tap its genius. This common sense, which indeed can be identified with the sixth sense, the organ for which may well be the mind’s third eye (or pineal gland), also includes tradition because it entails venerating and indeed communing with teachers and other saints** who have passed to the other side. All magi, magisters and magisteria (plural of magisterium) are able to operate because they make constant (albeit veiled) reference to this phenomenon (i.e. to common sense). Indeed it is upon magi that we build words like magic, image, imagination and magistrate (http://www.scrabblefinder.com/contains/mag/). Historically the mage (sometimes magus) is a teacher, since our approach to all science (knowledge) and technology (and every last undertaking) was (is?) magic-based.*** A teaching office or faculty without the acquiescence, the consent and even the cooperation of the human imagining (read magical) faculty is, so far as I have seen, impracticable. There can be no discernible teaching class without the commoner’s active participation. The priesthood, however much they may dislike the fact, are anchored to the jargon of common sense, it is a sine qua non for their caste. The religious élite’s existence is best understood, not as a political fact, but as a reflection or a projection (in some cases a dim one) of an ideal that is also part of common sense, namely of what is (for good, ill or needless mental busywork) sometimes subcategorized as the deposit of faith. They represent the incarnation or crystallization of an archetype that somehow keeps society afloat, but let’s not confuse the issue by making the clergy itself out to be culture’s backbone.
Secondly the common, the community, also cannot exist without the individual, nor the individual without the community. Communism and individualism are both untenable; they are each the reason the other exists. Well, the real reason the warring ideologies exist is the same reason all bellicose and otherwise belligerent exchanges take place: the human ego spiked with an élite divide-and-conquer scheme. We could say that the community represents Being, where the individual represents Meaning. The community is the womb, the matrix, the body; the individual is the soul. Community must have individual, and vice versa. The common man and the thinker need each other as body needs soul, as wife needs husband.
My life’s experience indicates that from the communist or socialist collectivist camp United States Americans’ ears have been filled with such concepts as “a productive member of society” (to replace “a God-fearing citizen”) and, in the case of a convict, “repaying one’s debt to society,” intimating a very modernistic thought pattern that society is an organism and the individual is a mere organ. Yet history shows that those who have contributed the most truth, beauty, goodness (i.e. genuine godliness) and oneness (i.e. organic unity) to society have not always been the most productive or even socially conscious, certainly not the most exploitative or tyrannical. They have rather been the recluse who have managed, at times heroically, to mind their own bloody business, that have most edified the whole of society. (Perhaps this is the reason person and ego remain social conventions, albeit uneasy ones.) Many of the most memorable have been marginally autistic (which comes from the Greek autos or self). Yet even this fact and all relevant societal truths are being frantically buried by the would-be socializers as “social studies” replaces “history” and “civics” replaces “law.” Unless humanity is on the cusp of some unforeseen change in this particular area (namely in how the individual and the collective relate), I propose that our headlong plunge into collectivism is ill-advised, founded on a fanatical deviation from sound anthropology/sociology. It rather seems to stem from a branch of Illuminism that has convinced itself that an Atlantean utopia is immanent and that they are anointed to be its head honchos. Communists (such as Marxists and Alinskyites like Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and the President of the United States of America Barack Hussein Obama) do not even see their project as a deviation but rather a fulfillment of democracy and the U.S. American experiment. They believe their will represents the collective will, that those who do not fall in line are simply out of touch with their own will, they are (in Scientological terms) “repressed persons” and should be killed out of compassion. Communism in theory is materialistic (cf. Satanism), leaps to earth-bound conclusions about man; communism in practice has killed vastly more people than any other system, including Nazism. If granted power, they have vowed to do the same in the United States of America. That is why they are to be trusted no further than Muslims.

“He wasn’t a complete human being at all. He was a tiny bit of one, unnaturally developed; something in a bottle, an organ kept alive in a laboratory. I thought he was a sort of primitive savage, but he was something absolutely modern and up-to-date that only this ghastly age could produce. A tiny bit of a man pretending to be whole”
(Evelyn Waugh,
Brideshead Revisitd).

ON EGO, PERSON, (PLACE, THING) AND IDEA
Getting even more word-persnickety here. Are “ego” (“I” or “self”) and “person” the same? Both (“ego” modernly and “person” initially) can mean “mask” and seem to have shallow, vainglorious connotations. Older wisdom and cultures seem to personify ideas (as well as places and things to be sure–even activities!) and idealize persons. Is that how we have in times past immersed mind in heart? Sort of a popular henosis (or simply integration, cf. theosis)? But in that case it seems that “person” need not be so superficial a term as it started off as. At any rate, spirit seems to abhor vanity, and it is always marginally suspicious even of individuality. But of course common sense would look askance at individuality; they’re sort of dueling facets of human life.
But then what of pride? Much of religionism (as Churchianity) seems to consider “pride” to be the deadliest of spiritual sins (or ailments). Usually they have the fall of Satan (or Lucifer if you prefer) in mind, coupled with sayings like “Pride cometh before a fall,” “How the mighty have fallen” etc. But it is a term that fairly demands redefining before it can be so harshly condemned. After all, pride in its folksy sense seems to connote quality of production. An artisan who takes pride in their work or a parent who is proud of their child has given of themselves, sacrificed themselves, denied themselves, assumed a burden and loved. To the saying, “How the mighty have fallen,” one wants to beg the question, What about the Almighty? For even Elohim**** (the name translated in Genesis as God [or in Arabic Allah]) saw that all He made of our world was at least “good” if not “very good.”
So is it only “spiritual pride” that is aberrant to the point of being “deadly”? or taking pride generally in oneself rather than in one’s creations? Yet really you never see spiritual self-love condemned by the teachings in the Hebrew of Christian Scriptures. In fact it is precisely our spirit, so it seems, that we ought to be caring for. Self-love is a ruler for gauging how to love one’s neighbor appropriately. However (as with “idea” and “person,” as with the mind and the heart) we are invited to consider a paradox: if you love your life, you will lose it; but if you hate your life, you have a chance in Christ to find it. “Baptism” means “immersion”; it definitely constitutes a death and rebirthing (or birthing from above, or simply “from the top”). Still, the cathartic or cleansing kind of death we are enjoined to seek is to our earthly lives, to our fleshly egos, precisely with the goal that the spirit take center stage. It can take the form martyrdom, which is the Greek for witness and culminates in theosis, which is the Greek for divinization (or sanctification, or the via unitiva). This only makes sense since “God is spirit,” and faith in a healthy physiology always seeks mysticism. If “humility is truth” as prominent Roman Catholic Bible scholar Desiderus Erasmus once said, I’ll take that humility. If “God is love” as the Apostle Paul said, I’ll take that God. Love wants to radiate from within. If the God of Scripture is to be the standard, then we cannot abuse our higher selves: what we want is to sacrifice our baser members in hot pursuit of higher gifts (cf. 1 Corinthians 12:31 ff.), to sacrifice our fleshly selves for our spiritual selves. That is how we actually worship God in our own members and demonstrate that we are disposed to abide by the Great Commandment. And that, I must say, is the Apostle Paul’s loftiest legacy. And because we do well always to want “higher gifts,” I do not buy the unscriptural dichotomy between loving them in and of themselves and wanting them for ourselves. Supreme blessedness (as heaven) is not a mere speculative or contemplative “beatific vision” we behold but a transformation, a “theosis” we become. If God is personal as well as unchanging (paradox, see also Three in One), then He must be experienced cordially (in the heart) as well as cerebrally (in the brain). In short, mystically (in the spirit). The Father-God Jesus describes is eminently resourceful and will give based on our petitionary tenacity. Self-denial is for the lower members, the carnal self; where the higher realms are concerned we are ordered to “store up…treasures in heaven.” So ambition, greed and exhibitionism–when these be of a celestial order–are consistently encouraged, praised and rewarded in the Gospel. Love is to be universal; active self-abasement is to be prudentially selective. That is the point I think worth making because modern churchgoers seem not to have ears to hear it, and as a result we’re selling ourselves dismally short.

An introduction to Holy Orthodoxy by the blogger.

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* Common sense is also termed sensus ecclesiae, the collective unconscious, or in the words of Vincent of Lérins, “quod ubique, quod semper, quod ab omnibus” (“that which everywhere, that which always, that which by all [is believed]”), what is catholic, i.e. all-embracing, universal, integral and complete.
** Saints means holy ones, deified ones, those who have attained theosis, since God [and god] also comes from good in the sense of holy, such that god and saint each mean holy one.
*** Even materialism, which denies the supernatural, is a religion of earth-worship; modernism [i.e. immanentism] venerates the present; empiricism and positivism superstitiously exalt the senses; rationalism and intellectualism idolize the mental faculties.
**** It should go without saying that we are to seek above all else union with God, which is theosis, divinization, sanctification, or the via unitiva. Theosis is not hubris, any more than mysticism is divisiveness. Conflating the two stems from some truly preposterous late-medieval Occidental-imperialist sentiments visibly stemming from an uncatholic polarity or polemicism on East-West controversies; it is these sentiments that are destroying monasticism which is a huge component of true Christendom’s foundation. Again, theosis is not hubris, mysticism is not divisiveness, self-love is not other-hatred and pacifism is not sloth.

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